DIY cell phone wallet


It’s confirmed: my cell phone is too slippery. In the sense that if my hands are full, guess which one item is going to be the one to fall? In the sense that it’s small and easily set somewhere forgettable. In the sense that it easily slides to the bottom … Read More

Calculator for Office

sunEnvironment, Merchandise

Ah, the reliable office assistant we use throughout life: the friendly little calculator, solar-powered of course! This funny political shirt is in good taste. The back of the shirt lists the reasons why he’s a good candidate: energy-conscious dependable a history of accurate accounting practices known to help school children … Read More

Parting ways with a labor of love

sunArtwork, Design

Fence post and conduit cut to length with a cutter you spin by hand. Holes bored with a handheld drill. Brightly colored ripstop nylon cut and sewn. Grommets hammered into place. Canopy fittings ordered. A little assistance from someone to weld a couple of pieces and another to help sew … Read More

Dry winter air: The perfect opportunity for an eco-fix


I have a touch of spring fever already! Dreaming of warm days. I don’t know about your house, but the air in mine is really dry this time of year. I have my evaporative humidifier running near the bedroom so sleeping is more pleasant, though it’s too small to handle the … Read More

Launching soon: Instructional courses!


Nearly two years ago, I had an idea that I wanted to start making YouTube videos with tips and instructions primarily related to InDesign. I saw the value of some cool new features hardly anyone was using just yet that I wanted more people to learn. Also by that time, I had … Read More

Pack out your recyclables


Eating at the mall? Continental breakfast at a hotel while traveling? Those delicious little boxes of shredded wheat called my name one morning at a hotel recently. But I wasn’t about to toss the boxboard in the trash can. Recyclable materials are all around us during those on-the-go times where convenience food … Read More

PePcon – Woohoo!


So, I put about zero thought into taking photos in Chicago. I just snapped this masterpiece during a moment of being happy. Last week was PePcon (the Print and ePublishing Conference)—something I’ve been wanting to attend for some time! I’ve had a printout of their website on my bulletin board for years … Read More